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Del Mar’s ‘Mother Paige’ makes news with her hand-painted icons

"Mother Paige"

Despite the more casual, contemporary use of the word “icon,” icons are actually part of an ancient tradition of Christian art, inspirational paintings of sacred subjects that may date back to the time of the apostles, when St. Luke was said to have painted images of the Virgin Mary. Icons were particularly popular during the Byzantine Empire, when frescoes flourished, and the art of iconography spread across Europe to Russia.

Korean language children’s picture book author to read original works at Carmel Valley Library

Book by Yeorim Yoon. Courtesy photo

Korean language picture book author and Carmel Valley resident Yeorim Yoon will read original works at the Carmel Valley Library on Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. The children’s picture books relate to themes of self-esteem, getting along, and family values.

Used book sale to be held at Solana Beach Library

The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from Jan 25-29 in the Solana Beach Library,157 Stevens Ave,Solana Beach.

Meet the County Library Director at Solana Beach Library event

San Diego County Library Director Jose Aponte will be at the Solana Beach Library on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 1-3 p.m. He enjoys visiting each of the more than 30 community libraries in the system, because, as he says, “It is an opportunity to say thank you to the people who give us our purpose. The public is the driving force behind everything we do, and one of the best parts of my job is getting out and thanking the community for making our libraries great.”

Author Kurt Koontz to speak at Del Mar Library

Kurt Koontz, author of A Million Steps, will be speaking and signing at the Del Mar and Bonita-Sunnyside branches of San Diego County Library. The author visits will take place on Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Del Mar Branch (1309 Camino Del Mar; 858-755-1666) and at 2 p.m. at the Bonita-Sunnyside Branch (4375 Bonita Rd.; 619-475-4642). Books will be available for purchase.

Author Alan Mindell to speak at Solana Beach Library event

Local author Alan Mindell will be at the Solana Beach Library Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6:30 p.m., to share his writing experience. His first novel, “The Closer: A Baseball Love Story,” was published this year.

Del Mar resident Jenny Craig adds author to her accomplished resume with new children’s book ‘I believe in Genevieve’

Jenny Craig (left) with the audience at the Oct. 24 champagne reception and book signing event held at Warwick’s. (Photo/Diane Welch

Famed for her global nutrition and weight loss franchise centers, founder Jenny Craig, has added a new title to her resume: children’s book author.

Solana Beach Library to present national best-selling author Susan Vreeland

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Vreeland will discuss her novel “Clara and Mr. Tiffany.”

Carmel Valley resident thriving in second career as a best-selling author

Authors R. L. Stine and Doug Richardson. Courtesy photo

Author of ‘WIRED’ releases new book ‘The Cure’; Book signing event to be held Sept. 29 at Barnes & Noble in the Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Solana Beach Library hosts Author Book Club

The group meets to discuss the author and share a short summary and impressions of the books.

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